Take a glimpse into the future
A live, online performance set in a virtual midsummer forest, Dream is the culmination of a major piece of research and development exploring how audiences of the future will experience live performance. The production uses real-time motion-capture technology to take a live online audience into the magical world of a midsummer forest.
Under the shadow of gathering clouds at dusk, lit by the glimmer of fireflies, Puck acts as your guide. Explore the forest from the canopy of the trees to their roots, meet four sprites, Moth, Peaseblossom, Cobweb and Mustardseed, and take an extraordinary journey into the eye of the storm. The natural world is in peril. Can you help Puck rebuild the forest before the dawn?
Presented by THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, in collaboration with MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST and PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA.
Dream is brought to audiences by the Audience of the Future Consortium. The project is funded within the Audience of the Future programme by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Dream is generously supported by Miranda Curtis CMG, the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Audrey Mandela and Sean Phelan, and is an EPIC MegaGrants recipient.
New work at the RSC is generously supported by The Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust.